Since its introduction in November 2011, the ISO 26262 Functional Safety standard for Road Vehicles has been a heated topic for many automotive OEMs and suppliers. Limited time to market and the reuse of legacy software products and components have only served to increase the difficulties associated with ISO 26262 compliance.

But, as always, the general lack of skills and resources, especially in the area of functional safety, proves to be the biggest hurdle to a streamlined development process. In recent years, this situation has crystallized into many new company practices, of which some have merit, whereas others prolong or even hinder the development process. This webinar will focus on the top five approaches to embrace and to avoid in the compliance process.


  • Introduction in ISO 26262
  • Common mistakes, and practices to avoid when dealing with ISO 26262 compliance 
  • Practices to encourage when working with ISO 26262 

Hossam Yahia has a BSc in Electronics and Electrical Communications from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University in 2003, then MSc in Software Engineering, Safety Critical Systems from Nile University in 2014. During his 10-year journey at Valeo, Hossam led the functional Safety activities for development of methods and tools for compliance with the international ISO standard ISO 26262. He worked directly with ISO working group members on the analysis of the standard requirements.